Before Lighting Your Candle
Before burning your candle, always check and trim the wick to ¼ inch. You can use a wick trimmer, nail clippers, or scissors. I even use a pair of wire cutters from the toolbox and it seems to work just fin. Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning. It may take a little longer to reach a full melt pool if the wick is slightly cooked.
Keep your candle free of wick trimmings, always matches and debris. When cutting the wick after a burn or two you can usually use a tissue or paper towel to pull off the excess.
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Always burn your soy candles in a well-ventilated room; Avoid drafts, vents or air currents. This will help prevent rapid or uneven burning and sooting. You will notice when there is a draft or a vent nearby. Usually the flame will look like it is blowing in the wind.
Make sure you read any literature that comes from the manufacturer’s recommendations on burn time and proper use. It is usually recommended that candles do not burn soy candles for longer than four hours and cool for at least two hours before relighting. This will give the wax plenty of time to solidify again before you relight it.
When lighting a candle, use long matches or a long-reach lighter. Keep your hair and loose clothing away from the flame. That is the last thing you want to do while lighting a candle is catch anything else on fire.
Never leave your candle unattended. Do not burn your candle on anything hot that may catch fire. Try to keep your candle away from all furniture in your house; carpet, bedding, and even books and decorations.
Make sure your soy candle is our of reach for any pets or kids you may have. You do not want them knocked over. This can be very dangerous and cause a fire, and potentially some pretty bad burns. After you find a safe place for your candles, do not touch or try to move them. If you have more than one candle burning, try to keep them at least a few inches away from each other.
Don’t burn a candle all the way down. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 1/2 inch remains in the container. This meals ½ inch of solid wax not liquid.
Never burn a candle all night or while you are asleep.
How to put out your candle:
Blow out your candle gently, there is no need to excessively blow out your candle. Never use water to extinguish a candle. Water can cause the hot wax to splatter and might break a glass container. Make sure the candle is completely out and the wick ember is no longer glowing before leaving the room. Don’t touch or try to move the candle until it has completely cooled.